StackOverflow lesson #1

If you care about your “reputation points” (which I keep thinking of as “XP”), don’t go dissing Windows.

A person asked what to do about their parent’s virus infected computers. There were some “real” answers, so I jokingly suggested that they do like I do, and threaten to install Linux on them – that way, they either take you up on the offer and they never have viruses again, or they stop calling you and call somebody else, and it’s a win for you either way.

So far in the last two hours, that question has been voted down 4 times, losing me 8 XP.